japanese practice architecture-lab has shared with us images of 'utsonomiya-U', a two-storey 
private dwelling in tochigi, japan. putting at its centre a large double-height space, the design 
explores a new method of interior organization by leaving the domestic programs open and 
transparent to the rest of the house. 

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